Mayor Flaggs Enacts Curfew in Sunday’s Press Conference

March 22 – 2:45pm – Emily Tillman

In today’s press conference Mayor Flaggs and other officials made statements in regards to the world health conference. We will have more on this, but in Flaggs’ statement he said.

  1. Social distancing should be enforced throughout the City – stay at
    least 6 feet away from others.
  2. A city-wide curfew will be strictly enforced from 11:00 p.m. until
    5:00 a.m. Persons should not be on the public street or in any public
    place unless it is for traveling to or from work or for medical personnel in the performance of their duties. First Responders and law enforcement are exempt from this curfew.
  3. During this emergency, funeral services are recommended to be held
    on the property of a funeral home or in the City of Vicksburg
    Auditorium. Regardless of the location, all funeral services shall be at
    11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m., with a strictly enforced 50-person limit, for the next 14 days. Use of the City Auditorium will allow space for social
    distancing and will be available for funerals at no cost during this civil emergency. Any repast or other meal will not be allowed at the City Auditorium.
  4. Most places that have public assembly such as theaters, churches,
    places of entertainment, and other places where the public gathers from time to time have already adopted policies of closing or limiting the number of persons allowed inside at the same time. There should not be gatherings of more than 10 people at an event. None of the above mentioned places shall allow gatherings of more than 10 people
    for the next 14 days.
  5. Bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns shall close, except to the extent that
    such establishments may only provide take-out, pick-up, delivery, or
    drive-through services for food as allowed by law. Restaurants and
    private clubs shall close dine-in services, but may provide pick-up,
    curbside service, delivery, or drive-through services for food as allowed by law. There shall not be more than 10 employees and 10 customers inside abovementioned businesses at any one time. These establishments must close by 11:00 p.m. and remain closed until 5:00 a.m.
  6. Liquor stores shall provide curbside delivery only and have no more
    than 10 employees inside at any one time.
  7. Barber and beauty shops and nail salons/spas shall not have more than 10 employees and 10 customers inside the business at any one time and shall close at 6:00 p.m.
  8. Meals for seniors (65 and over) will be available at the Salvation
    Army on Mondays, March 23 and March 30, and Tuesdays, March 24
    and March 31, for curb-side pick-up, and at the Jackson Street Center for curb-side pick up on Wednesday, March 25, and the Vicksburg
    Convention Center Wednesday, April 1 – Friday, April 3. Curb-side
    pick-up will be available at these locations between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00p.m. Photo ID confirming 65 or older must be provided.
  9. The measures detailed in this Proclamation (other than those referring to places that are venues of public assembly) apply only to the specific businesses listed herein.
  10. Violations of this Proclamation will be subject to misdemeanor
    prosecution pursuant to Sec. 45-17-9 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, and Sec. 1-9 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of
    Vicksburg, Mississippi and up to a $1000 fine

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